Birmingham offers tools for supporting schools in the identification and tracking of pupils working below age-related expectations of the National Curriculum in English and Maths, using the Language & Literacy Toolkit and Maths Toolkit. The Toolkits support schools to implement the SEND Code of Practice (2015) graduated approach for children and young people with cognition and learning needs. They support schools to identify gaps in learning to plan provision.
The Toolkits support schools to assess and report on pupils attainment and progress and include the Pre-Key Stage Standards.
The Language and Literacy Toolkit
The Language and Literacy Toolkit focuses on attainment in speaking and listening, reading and writing. It is a tool that supports schools in identifying specific levels of need and ability for pupils with their literacy skills (including speaking and listening). The resource breaks down areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening into discrete skills on a continuum that enables schools to set appropriate and aspirational targets and to track progress, as well as supporting teachers with a range of teaching and learning ideas to develop skills alongside quality first teaching in the classroom.